22.5.06

New Book from Brisbane
New Reading Series in Adelaide





A new poetry book from Brisbane, Laurie Duggan's The Passenger, will be launched at Griffith University on June 20th. For further details about this versatile collection you can access the publisher, UQP. Here are a few different poems from the book -



All fools' day

a great emptying
meant to read empyrean
the tiny knots that make up
a pair of trousers
unravel here, now
as we wait for night
on the building site
and someone swings the moon
off its orbit

*

a mean vocabulary
of lost principles
dawdles, one foot
taps the rhyme
the clouds mass and pass the time
but thee is no rain

*

a figure suspended
the eyes of sentences
wary where chairs
find their place and faces
leave the room
nobody to drive
the pantechnicon





Blue Hills 65
i.m. J F

the Domain's still there
glimpsed through The Toaster
its blue foreground
secure under glass
how else to avoid this
expensive design
then face a wall nine years
like Wang Zhen
or you could paint
endless discs that
question the third dimension
as though all this spectacle
were some trompe l'oeil
you had to step through
to reach the mundane





Positive black
after Dorothy Napangardi

It's the double negative,
the not not there that holds you:
tracks where there seem to be none,
contours of sand, salt lines
converging in a dip.

Wavering colours behind the nets
regroup when you alter focus.
Does the dark recede or advance?

A square of linen may measure space
when the space we know is destroyed.
On a white wall, somewhere else maps itself out
and the daylight streets are not the same.







Dorothy Napangardi -Karntakurlangu Jukurrpa (Women's Dreaming)
Sandhills of Minamina 2002, black and white




Karntakurlangu Jukurrpa (Women's Dreaming) Sandhills of Minamina 2002, ochre coloured




Read Laurie Duggan's short illustrated essay Amaze Your Friends on writing poetry in the April 2006 issue of Text





NEW READING SERIES IN ADELAIDE



The New
LEE MARVIN READINGS

at Gallery de la Catessen:
9 Anster St., off Waymouth
Adelaide, South Australia

Mondays 7.30 for 8PM
JUNE 5th • 12th • 19th • 26th • 31st

PRICE $5


1st reading June 5th
LEE MARVIN BLOWS HIS COOL
featuring:
CATH KENNEALLY Bel Schenk Simon Robb Jordan D'Arcie EVA SALLIS
• • • •
2nd reading June 12
LEE MARVIN DOES HIS NUT
featuring:
Linda Marie Walker STEVE LAWRENCE CORRIE HOSKING Ken Bolton
• • • •
3rd Reading June 19
LEE MARVIN SHOOTS HIS FOOT
featuring:
Nicholas Jose MIKE LADD Teri Hoskin Andrea Jorss MOYA COSTELLO
• • • •
4th Reading June 26
LEE MARVIN BLOWS HIS WIG
featuring:
Shen LMW MICHAEL FARRELL Naomi Horridge
• • • •
5th Reading June 31
LEE MARVIN SPITS THE DUMMY
featuring:
Ryan Paine Eva Sallis Ken Bolton Bel Schenk AIDAN COLEMAN


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